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good morning. another about face. donald trump weighing in again with new stance on the hot button issue. >> at this moment, the laws are set. we have to leave it that way. >> is his campaign quick to jump in. saying he will work to change the laws if heecomes president as he avoids a stinging loss in wisconsin. and the race on the democratic side is turning nasty. bernie sanders saying they need an apology. it is all setting a stage for a major battle in the badger state. we're there live. this is spring? a bitter blast of c
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the northeast. snow, below freezing temperatures and high winds making it feel like winter all over again. dylan is tracking it all. bull on the loose. a bull headed straight for the slaughterhouse gets a last-minute reprieve after breaking free. running through the streets of new york city. this morning, he can thank comedian jon stewart for a future that is looking brighter. golden no longer. the golden state warriors doing something they have not done for 14 months. losing a game at home by three points to the boston celtics. ending an incredible 54-game winning streak. today, saturday, april 2nd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller
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saturday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm craig melvin alongside dylan dreyer and sheinelle jones. these people on the plaza had no idea they would get snow. >> why are you blaming me? >> we always blame you. >> if you blame her for the bad weather, you have to thank her for the nice weather. >> we will get to weather in just a bit. our top story is this all-out push for the wisconsin vote on tuesday. on the republican side, it is shaping up to be a critical test of the stop trump forces. now the republican frontrunner is on defense again for the stance on abortion. we have both the democratic and republican races. we have kerry sanders covering the story from wisconsin. good morning. >> good morning, erica. donald trump finds himself in the posit
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offensive. this morning, on the unusual and uncomfortable position of defense after stumbles of talking about abortion that continually require clarification. >> reporter: for the second time this week, donald trump forced to back pedal in the abortion debate. and telling nbc news to air on sunday. >> at this moment, the laws are set. we have to leave it that way. >> reporter: trump campaign's releasing a clarification. stating mr. trump gave an accurate account of the law as it is today and made clear it must stay that way now until he is president. then he will change the law through his judicial appointments and allow the states to protect the unborn. there is nothing new or different here. trump has had a rare week of relentless bad pr. highlighted by the town hall on msnb
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>> do you believe in punishment for abortion? >> there has to be some form of punishment. >> reporter: today, trump will have three events in wisconsin. a marquette poll shows ted cruz with an almost ten-point lead over trump. and this week, cruz with the endorsement of scott walker. walker with a high approval rating among voters. >> when ted cruz is able it win, we are able to help him win. >> reporter: the gop establishment hopes an embarrassing loss in wisconsin could be their chance to derail trump's momentum going into the home state primary in new york. >> they should see the republican establishment was pushing back at donald trump. this is where they decided to do it and do it most effectively. >> reporter: now last
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swipe at donald trump who has said he would not oppose japan and south korea getting nuclear weapons. >> the person who made the statements doesn't know much about foreign policy or nuclear policy or the korean peninsula or the world generally. >> how donald trump's statements on abortion could be interesting how it plays with women. of course, we know other candidates and in other political races found statements on abortion issue since the roe v. wade had an impact. >> kerry, thank you. >> this morning, the vermont senator insisting the clinton team owes his team an apology after she accused him of lying of
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we have nbc's kristen welker in milwaukee. >> reporter: craig, good morning to you. secretary clinton hoped to be focussing on the general election. instead she is back here in wisconsin where she had added extra events to take on bernie sanders. where she shows no signs of backing down. >> thank you. thank you, green bay. >> reporter: bernie sanders hoping a win on tuesday in wisconsin will make it four straight victories after trouncing clinton in the western caucuses last weekend. and then he slammed clinton for accusing him of lying about her record in the exchange with a protester earlier this week. >> i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about this. sick of it. >> secretary clinton owes us an apology. we were not lying. >> reporter: the clinton campaign refusing to apologize. with just three days to go u
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to a four-point lead in the state clinton's team hoped to win. beating clinton here would give him greater momentum heading back to new york where sanders is closing in on clinton's lead. >> what i love about new york, you can knock us down, but you can't keep us down. >> reporter: greeting students at syracuse the day before the school plays in the final four. the democratic frontrunner identifying with the underdog. >> i said earlier today i am rooting for the home team. >> reporter: and taking it to sanders. >> my opponent talks about free college. you have to read the fine print. anytime anybody tells you something is free, ask for the details. >> reporter: money is still pouring into the sanders campaign. $44 million in march alone. >> why are you still undecided? >> because so far all i heard is a lot
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candidates. >> what do one of the candidates have to do to win your vote? >> talk about the issues. that's it. >> now if senator sanders wins in wisconsin, he will pick up more delegates. mostly he will pick up momentum heading into new york. both candidates have a party dinner here in milwaukee tonight. craig. >> kristen welker, thank you. >> josh barrough is a contributor for nbc. and joan walsh is a political analyst. nice to have both of you here with us this morning. when we look at the week that was for donald trump, a lot of bumps on the road. multiple comments and changes with abortion and issues with the campaign manager. it is not the first time, josh, we have seen donald trump change position and quickly on an issue. is anything different this
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>> i don't think nationally anything is different. i think people who care about the abortion issue or policy issues already were not with donald trump. trump is about mood affiliation. he is angry. i think he had a bad week in wisconsin. i think the fight he picked with scott walker is stupid. he attacked walker for not raising taxing. that is a weird thing to do in a republican primary. conservative talk radio is a force backing him usually. he will likely do badly wisconsin. we should not assume he will be punished nationally for these things. >> joan, trump's disapproval with women is continuing to plummet. quinnipiac says it is at 70% nationwide. >> negative. >> four years ago, mitt romney was about 40%. assuming he is t
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does a candidate like this go on to win a general election? >> there is no way he does that. i disagree a bit with josh. i think the abortion comments will hurt him a little bit. anyone who is paying attention and has a feeling on abortion, pro or con, looks at that and says this man has never given this a thought in his entire privileged life. he used to be pro choice. now anti-abortion. he hasn't thought through why and what will happen. it really annoyed the pro life forces. they are mainly with ted cruz. i think it increases the notion along with his nuclear comments. this guy doesn't think things through well. >> when we look at the race in wisconsin, it's looking very good for ted cruz. if cruz pulls out a win, what does it mean? >> it depends. for one thing, this is probably ted cruz's second more favorable state on
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only south dakota is better for him. we move into the northeast states which are more favorable to donald trump. it depends how much he wins. wisconsin allocating for the state. that is a rule that is favorable to donald trump. he tends to do well in states with few republican voters. you get as many for central milwaukee as a rural area of the state. if he loses, he will pick up delegates. if he loses by more than ten votes, he may be shutout. if he loses by single digits, you can chalk that up to this was not a good state. >> joan, quickly here on the democratic side, hillary clinton expected to lose in wisconsin. what, if anything, does that mean for new york? >> i don't think it means anything for new york. sanders has had hard time with other wins and building momentum. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. before you go outside, you may be want to bundle up. it
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like winter. a big drop in temperatures in the middle of the country and then supposed to give a wintry blast to the northeast. dylan is tracking all of that. say it ain't so, dylan dreyer. >> it is april. we get the ups and downs. let's look at yesterday. new york made it to 79 degrees. 69 in boston. 83 in washington, d.c. yesterday. syracuse was up into the 60s. we got the polar vortex up to the north. it shifted a bit and pushed the jet stream to the south. by the time we get to tomorrow morning, look at some of the windchills. marquette, 9 degrees. windchill in detroit tomorrow morning, 14 degrees. saranac lake, 2 degrees. the windchill in new york tomorrow morning is 24. high temperature rebound a little. still about 10 to 15 degrees below average for highs. with the area of low pressure, two of them moving through the great lakes into the northeast. these can quick clipper systems
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lake-effect snow across michigan and western new york and western pennsylvania. another one sunday night into monday with light snow off lake ontario and lake erie. we could see snow falling in boston. we do not have a lot of accumulation. in new york, we could see 8 to 10 inches of snow because of the enhancement off the great lakes. parts of southern new england, a few inches of snow with the two clipper systems. boston could end up with 2 to 4 inches of snow. in new york, we will see the snow fall, but not looking for it to accumulate. dylan dreyer, thank you. >> shifting gears as we turn to a terrible incident in new mexico. a police duty accidentally opened fire on an under cover officer during a botched drug operation. that video just released as part of the settlement of the injured officer and city of
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a word of caution, ethe video i difficult to watch. here is nbc's gadi schwartz. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a small bust over a $60 drug deal. >> put your hands where i can see them. >> gun! >> reporter: then chaos. albuquerque police lieutenant greg brackel opened fire on what turned out to be his own undercover officer. video comes at the end of the 15-month investigation. lawyers say the lieutenant did not attend the morning briefing and should have known where his officer was sitting. >> i thought you were the bad guy. >> reporter: use of force experts are wondering why he approached the car. >> you have an officer with limited operation on an operation in progress. >> reporter: you hear the lieutenant sobbing. on the other side of th
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to get shot. >> i don't want to get shot by accident. >> reporter: the albuquerque police department promised more training and policy changes. the undercover officer will be given a $6.5 million settlement. he survived struck eight times through most of his major organs and losing 80% of his blood. the city paying for medical bills for the rest of his life. >> i remember several days after they had taken jacob off the ventilator and breathing on his own. i can remember verbatim every conversation. >> reporter: this case, another black mark against albuquerque police already under federal scrutiny of use of force after the series of high profile shootings of suspects. apd taking fire for shooting one of their own. for "today," gadi schwartz, nbc news. the alabama governor facing a second ethics complaint over potentially improper use of
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cell phones as the calls for him to step down over an alleged affair grow louder. we get the latest from that from nbc's sarah dallof. >> reporter: the latest calls for impeachment, robert bentley is not backing down. >> nothing illegal or doing that would affect the people of alabama or my job. >> i have no intention of resigning. >> reporter: with the state ethics committee under way with the investigation, now federal investigators looking at possible misuse of funds by the governor and the allegations of him and top adviser rebecca mason. the phone calls between the two still grabbing headlines. the controversy spilling into the ink of political cartoons. the governor spent more than $1,700 on cell phones at best
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the governor bought cheap disposal cell phones in may. governor bentley said all expenses were filed according to state laws and rules and regulations in the use of campaign funds. bentley and mason denied the relationship was physical. on wednesday, she resigned as political adviser. the fallout is not over. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pushing for the governor's resignation or impeachment. >> the governor needs to resign. >> he stands in front of the people analyze. >> reporter: for now, no end in sight for the controversy around the top leader in alabama. for "today," sarah dallof, nbc news. sarah young was washed overboard and spent away in the pacific. her teammates were able to pull her b
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later. it is the second death in this year's race. los angeles police detectives say the knife found at the home of o.j. simpson was not the knife used to kill nicole brown simpson and ron goldm goldman. it was given to a retired police officer and recently turned over to detectives. an announcement by tiger woods. he will not compete in the masters next week. the 40-year-old is sitill recovering from the back surgeries last year. forecast for the masters. >> that's a long-range forecast. i'm not going to put my stamp on that yet. next weekend. let's focus on this weekend. >> the rest of the country? >> the rest is actually looking okay.
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the great lakes. we are seeing high pressure in control. not much more from a passing cloud. temperatures will be in the 60s today. through the northern plains, it is chilly. minneapolis, 39 degrees for a high. with those colder winds crossing over, lake-effect snow to kick in. any showers will exit. we will see increasing sunshine. except florida where we could see marginally strong storms. they could produce heavier downpours and winds. temperatures in florida in the 80s. >> good morning. we have some rain this morning in virginia, the district and maryland. all of this heading off to the north and east. we'll be in the metro area another hour. by 9:00, most of it is moving off and moving away. highs hovering around 630 degrees midafternoon. a small chance of
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evening. strong winds move in. very cold. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. you see a lot of unusual sights on the streets of new york city to say the least. even jade new yorkers were taken aback by this one. a bull roaming the streets of queens. if it wasn't for one quick thinking mediimmediat comedian, have come to a good close. sheinelle. >> he saw his shot at freedom and he difficult sihe decided t. luckily jon stewart was nearby. >> reporter: it may have been april fool's day, but this bull is foot loose and fancy free on the streets of new york city. this is frank, whose escape from the queens slaughterhouse on friday, captured t
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people everywhere and the animal lovers jon and tracey stewart. he made it to york college where officers traquilized him. the city has a history of livestock on the loose. freddie the cow took off before heading to a sanctuary in new jersey. activists bought him for $1,000. jon stewart had him eating out of his hand. the comedian and his wife partnered with a group to protect animals from cruelty. frank was loaded on the truck with the stewarts headed for greener pastures. a farm where he can run with the other bulls. >> the music. frank the bull was named by people at the sanctuary after frank lee
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from alcatraz in 1962. >> frank the bull. >> i didn't know frank lee morris. >> that's weird. >> i'm glad it had a happy ending. still to come on "today," our recap of headlines this week and one unbelievable guest on "wheel of fortune." and new information out on the zika virus. dr. natalie azar is here to tell us what we need to do to keep our families safe. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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hello, everybody. thanks for joining us for this news 4 update. in the news right now this morning at 9:00 a.m., a group will begin searching for two children missing since 2014 at gaston recreation park. sarah is and jacob hoggle were last seen with their mother in montgomery county can. she has since been admitted to a psychiatric facility. it starts at 9:00 this morning at goshen recreation park. a man is seriously hurt after being struck by a driver in southeas
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good morning. light rain on the washington metro area and across most of maryland and virginia. these pockets of yellow coming down harder near the pennsylvania border and areas near charlottesville. all of this heading off to the north and east. it will stay wet with showers off and on until 9:00 this morning. showers breaking out in the afternoon. maybe a shower this evening, a small chance. but the big story is strong gusts of wind. over 50/50-mile-per-hour gusts tonight into early sunday morning. by then, 30s in the metro
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near freezing points and west sunday morning. sunday afternoon, highs reaching low 50s. you're always in a good mood. i saw you behind trump on super tuesday. you looked like you were having a blast. you're having such a good time. were you being held hostage at the time? >> you know, this is what you would look like if you were standing behind jay leno when he was doing his monologue. >> i'm just saying, it is odd to have this thing behind you. >> i'm telling you. i like that. i like that. >> you don't find that distracting? >> no. >> that's funny. jimmy fallon having fun with governor chris christie. governor christie trying to explaining that
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behind donald trump. meanwhile, a fantastic crowd on the plaza. a lot of folks not dressed appropriately considering what's coming. >> it's not cold yet. >> they need their winter coats. we will head out soon on this saturday, april 2nd. >> craig melvin is concerned about the cold blast coming your way. >> that means you are an overachiever. here is what is making headlin headlines. candidates will cross wisconsin over the next few days before that state's primary on tuesday. as it stands now, ted cruz holds a lead over donald trump and john kasich. the state department says it will halt the internal investigation into mrs. clinton's e-mails on the private server. that decision comes at the request of the fbi which is doing the review. a spokesperson from the state department says it doesn't want to get in
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investigation. and after an incredible run, the golden state warriors have their winning streak at home snapped on friday night. the warriors losing to the boston celtics. a very tight game. they lost by three points. 109-106. before that game, the warriors had 54 wins at home. still amazing run. >> yeah. >> to the "download." sheinelle is back with the recap. >> yes. donald trump turning heads and investigators still searching for terror suspects and matt lauer gave out savannah's e-mail to the delight of thousands. donald trump drops a bombshell in wisconsin. >> trump insisted if abortion were outlawed. women should be punished. >> there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman?
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ten years? >> i don't know. >> within hours, trump did a 190. if abortion was illegal, the doctor or person performing the act, they would be held responsible, not the woman. the setback in the terror attack in brussels. >> the only suspect accused of terrorist assassination, murder in connection with the brussels attack, freed. belgian media reported police believed faycel was the man in white. now the evidence against him is not there. >> drama on an egypt air flight hijacked. >> authorities say the hijacker mustafa demand the plane be diverted to cyprus. at 2:40 local time, he surrendered, but not before taking a selfie with a passenger. a buzz surrounding a baseball game, but not the good kind. >> the spring training game with
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for five minutes sunday when a cloud of bees are swarmed the field. cubs outfielder jason heyward got stung more than ten times. rob effort santolli has this puzzle. can he guess it? >> port & starboard. >> and the little slip of the tongue from matt lauer when he gave out savannah guthrie's e-mail address. >> researchers discovered the difference between cat and dog people. it turns out that it is savannah's [ bleep ]. it turns out. >> you just gave out my e-mail address. >> i didn't mean to do that. your old
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>> my former e-mail address. and some april fools fun outside studio 1a. [ horn blows ] [ screams ] >> chance of thunder! >> what did he say? >> chance of thunder. >> i don't scream a lot. >> no, you don't. >> when you throw an air horn in the mix and some guy jumping out of the garbage can. >> what is amazing no one used profanity. >> there is one clip that couldn't be used from what i understand. >> were you ducking for cover? >> i go into fetal. that's my move on roller coasters, too. >> you watched the guy who got the "wheel of fortune" puzzle. >> i did. he was knocking off puzzles with
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point where pat sajak was getting snarky with him. he knew his stuff. he won the whole thing. >> and excited about it. another check of the forecast? >> we have storms down through florida today. not as severe florida today. not as severe as the storms we have seen most of this week. lightning is always dangerous. keep that in mind. sit moving through jacksonville. we have a watch the next several hours. some of the storms could produce gusty winds. large hail is also a possibility. and flash flooding. thunderstorms are producing very heavy downpours. this will slowly move to the south as we go through the day today. we will start to dry things out. we don't have a huge risk today. but we have a marginal risk of seeing some of those locally damaging wind gusts and hail possible. a secondary front is going to usher in the arctic air. we are already sng
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through michigan where we could end up with higher snowfall totals. we could see the snow through new york and new england where we could end up with several inches of snow. good morning. getting some rain across virginia, maryland and the district. all of this heading off to the north and east. most of the rain ending by 9:00. sun breaks out. temperatures hovering near 50. a small chance of a shower tonight as the strong winds move in. gusts over 50 miles per hour tonight through noon time sunday. sun back with a lighter wind. in addition to tomorrow morning, and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you, dylan. >> just ahead, with mosquitoes season fast approaching, we
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this morning in today's health, as spring is getting under way and mosquitoes are increasing. there is little information on the zika virus. on friday, the centers for disease control and prevention issued important information. we have dr. natalie azar here with us to tell us what it means. let's start with the recommendations. how worried should we be going into mosquito season in the country? >> you know, craig, difficult question to answer because we haven't seen any locally acquired infections from a mosquito infected with virus. all of the locally acquired infections have been sexually transmitted. we have been showing people a map for weeks showing where the cdc thinks the greatest likelihood of zika is in the united states. that area includes southern states
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we're also seeing the cdc expanding that scope a bit to include parts of the northeast. >> how do they come up with the map? how do they choose the states? >> based on climate. think about it. a mosquito, the reason we're concerned and pan americas effected is because the mosquito thrives in warm, moist area. areas high and dry, places in the midwest for example, don't need to be as concerned. >> if someone is diagnosed with the zika virus now, what is the cdc recommending? >> for women, if you are diagnosed with zika virus or symptoms consistent with zika, the recommendation is wait eight weeks before trying to conceive. if you are a man, who has been infected with zika virus, or had symptoms of zika, the recommendation is to wait six months. if you are a man and woman and have traveled to an area, but experienced no symptoms and have not been
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recommendation for men and women is to wait eight weeks. craig, i think it is important to make mention of a report that came out in the england journal last week that highlighted one case report of a pregnant woman where zika virus was detected up to ten weeks after exposure. i mention this because our guidance on waiting eight weeks right now for women is based on previously understanding how long the virus remains in the blood. i don't want to get mired down in the details, but it is important to highlight that guidance from the cdc will evolve and changing and they will update as new information is coming in. the cdc has not made a change in the recommendation, but understanding that pregnant women may harbor the virus for longer than we originally thought than 11 days. may change the guidance moving forward. as of today, t i
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recommendation. >> a lot of folks understandably concerned about it. >> craig, i say this all the time. cdc has a very easily navigatable web site. >> dr. natalie, thank you. a new anchor challenge. two truths and a lie. you won't want to miss this one there's a place for vacationers who seek more than just a little time off. the ones who choose to go big or stay home. ♪ come with me now...
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we play along. sheinelle. >> can i read it off the screen? here we go. two truths and a lie. i never climbed a tree. i made my teacher cry in third grade and still feel horrible about it. >> i think you can climb a tree. >> all right. >> i think you could, too. you would still feel bad about something. you are the sweetest person ever. >> i think the tree is a lie. >> that is actually the truth. i never climbed a tree. >> dylan is right. >> the lie is a won a double dutch. i always wanted to double dutch. >> i could have sworn you told us. >> double dutch at heart. >> erica. >> my turn. in college, i drove a campus shuttle as a job. i have never been to disney. as a child, i was briefly part of the circus. >> i think the lie is you have never been to disney. >> i think you were probably part of the
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too. >> disney. >> disney? >> i've never been to disney. >> you? >> no. >> we're very excited. >> you're lie was the college. >> i did not drive the campus study bus. i worked in the scholar's office. my sister did drive the shuttle at uconn. she had to have a special license. >> my three, i studies magic. i grew up playing the violin. i worked as a sous chef. >> i will say magic. >> magic. >> you are all wrong. i was never a sous chef. i studied magic until the bills came in. i studies violin and bass. how about you? >> for some reason, mine are wordy. i caught a 40-yard pass from tom brady.
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blueberry pie eating contest. >> that one. i heard that story. >> the lie? the lie is the second one. not the brady pass. i feel like you did. >> i did catch a pass. >> i never won a pie eating contest. that is a throwback from the movie "stand by me." >> how taylor swift really got lost in music during a run on the treadmill. >> but first this is "today" on nbc. >> dylan has a new nickname.
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after a man is found dead and another injured in a double stabbing. police called last night. neighbors heard some sort of fighting on the street. it's arlington's first homicide this year. in an hour, a group will begin searching for two children missing since 2014. it's going to be at goshen recreational park. sarah and jacob hoggle last seen with their mother catherine in montgomery county. she said she left them with a friend but since have been committed to a psychiatric facility. the father looking for volunteers to help with the search starting at 9:00 at
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good morning. rain continuing in the metro area for another hour or so, until 9:00 or so, mid morning, as the bulk pulls off south and east. it is tapering to the west. continuing to advance north and east. sunshine breaking out noon time. temperatures hovering near 60. cool and breezy as we get into the afternoon hours of late tonight we will have strong winds moving in. wind advisory in tan. winds gusting over 60 miles per
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gusts tomorrow morning. back to you. >> tom, thanks. we're working for you for the nbc 4 allstate commu good morning. another about face for the second time this week, donald trump's team forced to back pedal on the comments the candidate made about abortion. the frontrunner saying the laws need to be left as they are. his team quickly saying things could be different when he is president. and the democrats gearing up for the battle ground for democrats and republicans. this is spring? at least 10 million people under a freeze warning this weekend with the bitter cold from the midwest to the northeast. with snow and winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour in the forecast. it seems winter is making an ugly return. and t
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a high school baseball coach tells his team that if they win every game this season they can name his unborn child. well, they're now one win away from claiming the season and naming rights. what does the mom-to-think about all of this? we will talk to them all "today" saturday april 2nd, 2016. ♪ welcome to my house ♪ baby in control now ♪ we can slow down we don't have to go out ♪ ♪ welcome to my house >> i'm from florida. today's my birthday. >> happy birthday. >> hi, grandma. we're on tv. >> we're from new orleans. >> it's my birthday. >> it's my first time in new york. >> hi, kayleigh. love you ♪ good saturday morning. welcome back to the "today"
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show. what a fantastic crowd on the plaza. >> we have a young man celebrating his birthday without che chemo. that is something to celebrate. they braved the rain. they braved the cold. >> can i say happy anniversary today to my mother and father-in-law. >> how many years? >> coming up on 40 something. a long time. >> that should be celebrated. the drizzle will continue and tomorrow will get worse. we'll talk about that in a bit. >> at some point it will get nicer. dylan will tell us about that. >> we have a lot to talk about. sheinelle is following the latest from the campaign trail. sheinelle. >> good morning. donald trump's comments on abortion raising eyebrows. in an interview to be aired this weekend. the frontrunner says the abortion laws are set. he said he will try to change the laws when he is elected. this
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criticism after he backed away over comments about women getting punishment. and president obama wrapped up the final nuclear security summit with the dire warning about the nuclear threat from terrorists. >> there is no doubt that if these madmen got hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they would certainly use it. >> the terrorists would need a small amount of plutonium. one of the commitments from the leaders from the summit is an implementation for a treaty for stored materials. two weeks after terrorists bombs exploded in brussels, authorities say passenger planes may soon be flying again. the air crews were told flights could start as early as tomorrow. this is after a deal with the government to bolster security. police in chicago say a facebook posting of a shooting
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during a live video looks authentic. the video that has gone viral appears to show a man streaming a chat and shots are errheard. he disappeared from the screen and this man jumped into view. the man is now in a chicago hospital in critical condition. and the big night for college basketball final four. march madness is in the april home stretch. the first up with, villanova and oklahoma. then the second match up. orange of syracuse and the north carolina tar heels. by the time the champion is crowned on monday, $9 billion of bets have been made. good luck. that's the news. over to dylan who is tracking wintry weather. dylan. sheinelle, it will not be nice in the wintry weather. >> i know, sheinelle. it will not be nice in the east
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we are talking about windchills. high wind warnings in the tri-state area. sunday morning, our gustiest. it is going to be making it feel blustery and cold. windchills in the teens for so many people. a chance of lake effect snow in the great lakes. that's a look at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window. umbrella like dylan. rain falling in the metro and virginia and maryland. all of this north and east. it's going to be around here another hour or so in the metro area. sun back noon time as nationals play the twins for an exhibition game. temperatures hovering near 60. strong winds move in. might get aho
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and tonight is a big night for the women at the world figure skating championship. who else would we call on to help explain what is on the line than nbc olympic figure skating analyst johnny weir and tara lipinski. >> good morning. >> it has been ten years since the ladies have won a medal in the figure skating. could tonight be the night the u.s. breaks medal drought? >> ashley and gracie gold will have to be at their best. >> tara, let's talk about gracie gold. she is in first place right now. what does she need to do tonight? >> she is sitting in the perfect position. the short program, she was fantastic. nailed every jump. looked like a
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that is her biggest struggle. believing in herself. she has a lot of pressure. two russians trailing her and ashley wagner. the long program, the free skate is long. many elements. >> johnny, talk to me about ashley wagner. she is in fourth place. she struggled with consistency. she has confidence? >> she is confident in every event. gracie struggles a bit. the threat from the russians is strong. ashley has to be solid through the long program. >> tonight is going to be a lot of fun to watch. we all need to know what will you be wearing tonight? >> that's the most pressure. >> i mean, we're going to look fabulous. the
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>> fabulous is the word. johnny and tara, thank you. you can watch all of the action tonight at 9:00/8:00 central here on nbc. guys, back to you inside. dylan, thanks. from figure skating to baseball now. a lot on the line for one high school team in the next game. if the baseball team wins the next game, the team will win the right to name the coach's unborn child. >> it is all thanks to the deal the coach made with the team months ago promising them if they won all 14 games of the season, they could name his baby. >> their record this season stands at 13-0. here to explain what he was thinking, we have coach rob and his wife julia and the panthers. good morning to all of you guys. >> good morning. >> good morning. >>
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story. everybody in the studio. rob, it's a rather unconventional, not only approach to motivating a high school baseball team, but naming your child. where did the idea come from? >> i want to say thank you to "today" show and nbc. this is a positive experience for the school and school culture. i have been blessed with a great family. outstanding coaching staff and group of young men. tremendous group of young men. to answer your question, the respect i have for the seniors, i was the third coach in three years. they never had a winning season. my first year last year, we had six wins and 19 losses. these guys never quit. you know, they have true grit. they fought through adversity. they earned my respect. to start off the season, our team goal was to win 14 games which would give us the first winning season in school history. we
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lost the two preseason games. our first two regular season games, but they were close wins to good teams. i can see the frustration. i'm always telling them and trying to encourage them. i believe in you. you're winners. you are better than this. it wasn't cutting it. it wasn't hitting home. my words weren't getting it. in order to motivate them, but more importantly to show them my respect and how much i care about them and what they mean to me. i added to the team goal. >> julia, what did you make of this? did you think your husband was joking? >> yes, i thought he was joking the entire time. i looked at him and said yeah right. i laughed at him. that night he came home and told me he had done it. >> tell us about this name. what have you come up with here? >> we come up with benjamin
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>> two of our favorite characters. it fits great for a baseball team. >> benjamin smalls. when will we meet benjamin smalls? >> i'm due on september 16th. >> all right. >> you know, coach had really nice things to say about you, joe and christian and your team. what has he been like as a coach for you? >> he's been great. i appreciate everything he has done. he's been there since day one. >> i second that. he has always been there for us. we would not be here without him. >> tuesday's the big game. any bold predictions here? >> w. we e get the win. >> all the time. >> rob and julia, you like the name benjamin? >> let's hope. >> i like the name benjamin. >> smalls. we're still working on. >> you
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two ain't bad. >> we'll have to see what happens on monday. >> people have been telling me if he's tall, the nickname small is a funny and sarcastic. >> we have until september. thank you all for being with us. it's a fun story. great story. good luck. julia, good luck to you in september. >> thank you very much. >> go big blue. >> go big blue. still to come here on "today" gwen stefani, is she about to become a mom again? the instagram hi dad. uh huh. yeah...sorry about that. ♪ think about it ♪ there must be higher love ♪ down in the heart what do you think? ♪ and in the stars above hi ted, glad you could join us,
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with a hefty price tag. late '70s to '80s horror tapes are going from $17 to $1,700. the trend is horror films, but more well known titles in genres in the original box sets to be highly sought after. >> what about the shows i have recorded on a vhs tape? >> those are worth nothing. >> and you can't play them. yesterday was april fools day. some people like to call it the worst day of the year. one prank fell flat. google tried to make a drop the mike to g-mail. if you were to hit that orange button, it would add a minion mike
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message. some users didn't realize it and you just hit send. the animation got added, could be funny, but wasn't always. got sent to people applying to their bosses for a job offer. a funeral home director claims he was a victim of the mike drop. google quickly removed the edition and issued an apology. we realize you use g mail for important messages. we are sorry if mike drop was harmful to you. >> some poor guy had a great idea in a meeting. this could be great. and that guy probably got fired. >> mike drop on that guy. >> creative thinking. celebrities getting in on the april fools fun. taylor swift having fun on the treadmill. >> on the topic of april fools day. gwen stefani took to instagram with a
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people assumed she was pregnant with blake shelton's baby. it's a hoax. and did you see this ultimate april fools? this was a john stamos fan site. then released a trailer for the actor's life. titled john stamos, a human being. so this prank totally back fired. apparently fans really wanted to see the documentary. it doesn't exist. he knows he has fans. >> it needs to be made. >> so deep. reunion 20 years in the making. it finally happened. guns 'n roses playing in west hollywood. axl rose rocking out last night. they have not
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since 1993. the band is performing through april and going on tour this summer. >> that would be huge. >> yeah. >> road trip. and finally, taylor swift talked about getting lost in music. now the 26-year-old gets lost in her music, but falls flat on her face and the internet cannot get enough of it. she starts off by needing cardio. she gets into the workout. then she picks up the pace and face plant. ♪ with my left-hand >> ouch! >> here's the thing. art imitating life. according to twitter, she tweeted out saying it is based on true events. it actually happened. that was a replay for you. looks like it hurt. >> it did.
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i think it did. sheinelle, thank you. we'll be right back, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ music plays hi. good morning, everyone. i'm angie goff. >> straight ahead on news 4 today. >> new information and a renewed search for two missing children. how community members are coming together hoping to find an answer. mr. sheriff, do it. use it. troubling to watch. a judge ordering violence inside his courtroom. the new punishment for the man responsible for upholding justice. tom. >> we've got rain now. then comes the winds. then comes the cold. i've got new timing coming up.
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right now on news 4 today, two missing children and a father not giving up hope. how a community is coming together with new information to help find closure a man killed, one hurt, and suspects on the run. president obama coming down hard on donald trump's words. the republican front-runner facing new criticism about nuclear weapons and abortion rights. hello, everybody. get ready for a big temperature
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i'm angie goff. >> i'm david culver. you might need the umbrella. tomorrow is when you will want to unpack the winter coat. tracking when the freezing cold will arrive. a busy morning for you, tom. >> yeah. april is an active weather month. it is certainly living up to its name. we have the area in light green north and east. that is some very light rain west of the 95 corridor. coming down harder in prince george's county and anne arundel. beginning to dry out in the shenandoah valley. we'll have light rain around for another hour or so. the ground will be damp into the beginning of the afternoon. noon time temperatures, sun breaking back out. back to mid to upper 50s. 60 by 3:00 p.m. with the sun in and out. and the winds will begin to pick

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